If we were using the old CPI method for analysis, current inflation would be well above 20%. This is not going to be news to CTH readers and intellectually honest analysts. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has released the March consumer pricing data [DATA HERE] showing the recent surge in energy, gasoline and food costs that we have all felt. The monthly increase of 1.3% brings the annual rate of inflation to 8.5 percent year-over-year. However, the details tell the exact story we have been outlining for well over six months. This is the second wave of inflation being recorded. Grocery store prices (food at home), energy prices, and gasoline prices are all driving the inflation rate.
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